We now have about two weeks until Thanksgiving break. Life continues to speed by. I am sure it was just spring like ten minutes ago. This whole thing is starting to approach the ridiculous stage.
The longer I work in schools, the faster I think the time goes. School day after school day rolls by like we are sitting still. We get through one holiday and another one is upon us.
I think it is more noticeable in schools because we judge time not by years, but by midterms, nine weeks, semesters, seasons, holidays, and events like graduation. Every time I turn around, there is another event quickly approaching.
I get to school early (unless I’m sleepy), work for an hour (unless I’m lazy), go to morning duty (unless I get lost), come back to the office (again, unless lost), and then it is 7:30 p.m. (back to sleepy).
Kids who were just in 5th grade are now picking out their high school graduation announcements.
Teachers in the middle of their careers, when I began teaching, are now looking forward to retirement.
Students I had in my classes now stop by and visit when they come to school to pick up their kids (from 4th grade).
We just brought my daughter home from the hospital, and now she is almost a third of the way through her first grade year. Before I know it she will be in junior high (unless she continues to forget to do her chores; then we are giving her away- I am not joking- her room is such a mess that the other day she lost her bed).
Somehow, someway I have got to figure out a way to slow life down. If I could figure this out and then bottle it, I could make millions.
As that great American figure Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
He was/is a genius (and never got sleepy).
The fact that Ferris Bueller 2 was never made is the greatest crime of the 21st century.